Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
Evidence base
For the NHS
by the NHS

Newly Diagnosed and Foundation

First steps in self-management education for people with Type 2 diabetes.

What do these modules look like?
  • 6 hours of structured self management group education
  • Delivered by 2 trained health care professionals
  • In 1 day or 2 half-day formats
  • Newly Diagnosed Module – for those within first 12 months of diagnosis
  • Foundation Modules – for those with established diabetes
  • In groups of up to 10 participants who may wish to bring a partner/friend with them
  • Supported by specially developed resources
  • Deliverable in both health care settings or local community venues
Content includes:
  • Thoughts and feelings of the participants around diabetes
  • Understanding diabetes and glucose: what happens in the body
  • Understanding the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes
  • Understanding more about monitoring and medication
  • How to take control – Food Choices – Physical Activity
  • Planning for the future
What these modules can do for your patients:
  • Lowers HbA1c
  • Improves other biomedical outcomes
  • Supports weight reduction
  • Improve levels of physical activity
  • Is an effective smoking cessation intervention
  • Improves understanding of diabetes
  • Reduces depression
  • Promotes positive behaviour change
  • Is administered in one dose and effective for 12 months

If you are a healthcare organisation interested in making DESMOND available in your local area please click here for training dates or email us on desmondnationalprogramme@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

If you are a person with Type 2 diabetes wishing to attend a DESMOND course please use this link for the contact details of your local DESMOND coordinators.